Teaching the Actor Craft:Smith & Kraus, Inc. Jon Jory
Actor´s Craft:The Art and Technique of Acting David Krasner
The Actor´s Art and Craft:William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique William Esper, Damon Dimarco
In the Company of Actors:Reflections on the Craft of Acting Carole Zucker
Veteran award-winning radio theater wizard Joe Bevilacqua interviews famous voice actors about their lives and craft. Interviewees include cartoon voice legend June Foray; Fred Frees, voice actor and son of the legendary Paul Frees; Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig; Phillip Proctor, actor, writer, comedian, and Firesign Theatre founding member; Joe Alaskey, the current voice Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Sylvester; and Noel Blanc, son of voice legend Mel Blanc. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007156/bk_blak_007156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a book for the thinking actor, and the finest actors I´ve known are just that. The best actors bring it all together: body, heart, spirit, and mind. This book is for the actor who thinks about craft and influence, who thinks about the relationship of performance to living, who thinks about doing and what that doing means. Acting is a metaphor, and it´s a mirror. A theory of acting, if true, shows us to ourselves. Jeff Zinn knows this. He knows it as an actor, director, teacher, and thinker. His theory of everything is simple and revelatory. (From the foreword by Todd London) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Zinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038630/bk_acx0_038630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Internationally renowned actor Geraint Wyn Davies performs Dylan Thomas’ best-known and most beloved poems: ´´Fern Hill´´, ´´Death Shall Have No Dominion´´, and the eternal ´´Do Not Go Gentle´´. Also included are complete (and abridged) performances of the best-selling ´´A Child’s Christmas in Wales´´ and ´´A Visit to Grandpa’s´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geraint Wyn Davies, Francesca Faridany, Dana Ivey, Carole Shelly, Mark Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000835/bk_naxo_000835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elizabeth Taylor has never been short on star power, but in this unprecedented biography, the spotlight is entirely on her - a spirited beauty full of magic, professional daring, and wit. Acclaimed biographer William Mann follows Elizabeth Taylor publicly as she makes her ascent at MGM, falls into (and out of) marriages, wins Oscars, fights studio feuds, and combats America´s conservative values with her decidedly modern love affairs. But he also shines a light on Elizabeth´s rich private life, revealing a love for her craft and a loyalty to the underdog that fueled her lifelong battle against the studio system. Swathed in mink, disposing of husbands but keeping the diamonds - this is Elizabeth Taylor as she lived and loved, breaking and making the rules in the game of supreme celebrity. In the 60s, Elizabeth Taylor´s affair with the married Richard Burton knocked John Glenn´s orbit of the moon off front pages nationwide. Yet, despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. William Mann, praised by Gore Vidal, Patricia Bosworth, and Gerald Clarke for Kate, uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on-and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. With unputdownable storytelling he tells the full truth without losing Taylor´s magic, daring, or wit. Listeners will feel they are sitting next to Taylor as she rises at MGM, survives a marriage engineered for publicity, feuds with Hedda Hopper and Mr. Mayer, wins Oscars, endures tragedy, juggles Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton and her country´s conservative values. But it is the private Elizabeth that will surprise - a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio´s treatment of her led to a lifelong batt... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013082/bk_adbl_013082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom undertake an ethnographic study of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accessing one of the primary agenda-setting organizations of our day, they draw on interviews and participant observation to examine how the WEF wields its influence. They situate the WEF within an emerging system of ´´discretionary governance,´´ in which actors craft ideas and entice formal authorities and top leaders in order to garner significant sway. Yet in spite of its image as a powerful, exclusive brain trust, the WEF has no formal mandate to implement its positions. It must convince others to advance chosen causes and enact suggestions, rendering its position quite fragile. Garsten and Sörbom argue that the WEF must be viewed relationally as a brokering organization that lives between the market and political spheres and that extends its reach through associated individuals and groups.They place the WEF in the context of a broader shift, arguing that while this type of governance opens up novel ways of dealing with urgent global problems, it challenges core democratic values.